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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 454 providers in this state and specialty

$2.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 454 providers in this state and specialty

275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 39 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$445 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $168 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$668K

2014

$1.71M

2015

$2.51M

2016

Number of Claims

2,024

2014

4,511

2015

5,648

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LAMOTRIGINE 584

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

78

patients, 28% of all patients

1 32
LEVETIRACETAM 519

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

81

patients, 29% of all patients

2 53
VIMPAT 473

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

3 109
ONFI 407

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

10 4 120
TOPIRAMATE 297

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

5 64
KEPPRA 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6 169
DILANTIN* 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

7 179
LAMICTAL 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7 179
LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 58

patients, 21% of all patients

9 21
CLONAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 12% of all patients

10 23
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 197
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

12 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

13 57
DEPAKOTE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

10 14 210
ZONISAMIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

15 167
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

16 173
TOPAMAX 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 17 217
OXCARBAZEPINE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 89
ZONEGRAN 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 19 234
GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 7
BANZEL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 21 242
APTIOM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 21 242
PHENOBARBITAL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 206
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 8% of all patients

24 115
PRIMIDONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 24 253
PHENYTOIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 262
TEGRETOL XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 266
FYCOMPA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 287
DEPAKOTE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 294
DILANTIN* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 294
TRILEPTAL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 301
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.